We start with a look at the powerful storm headed for Southern California. Could it make a dent in the drought, and can we expect wetter weather in the years and even decades to come? Then, a behind-the-scenes look at the wheeling and dealing over a drought relief bill. Next, a sobering new report on sexual assault in the military adds momentum to an effort to take such cases out of the chain of command. Then we take a look at the small, elite group of lawyers behind a disproportionate number of U.S. Supreme Court cases. Are the justices practicing favoritism? And finally, the rise and fall of Abercrombie & Fitch C.E.O. Mike Jeffries and how he compares to other eccentric and controversial American clothing makers.
Predicting Rain, Military Sexual Assaults, and Abercrombie’s Outlandish CEO
From this Episode:
Predicting Precipitation in California
A powerful storm that’s headed our way is already flooding parts of the Bay Area: Power is out in parts of San Francisco and hundreds of flights are cancelled. Will it make...
The Fight Over California Drought Legislation
The House of Representatives passed a drought relief bill earlier this week that would pave the way for water from Northern California to be diverted to Southern California...
Sexual Assault in the Military
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is promising new legislation that would take the prosecution of military sexual assaults out of the chain of command. Her efforts are gaining...
The Supreme Elite
The Supreme Court seems to have added a new criterion when deciding whether to take a case. It’s not just the merits of the case itself, but the lawyer who’s bringing it.